Writing Marathon: FINAL UPDATE About 4 p.m.

OK, folks.  Stick a fork in me.  I’m done.  22 hours of writing later, I’ve clocked a few words over 18,000.  Good enough for me.  I’m pretty loopy right now, being awake for about 34 hours.  I’ve done a lot of on-the-fly editing, trimming and rewriting, along with adding to about a half dozen of my short stories.  But I think it’s over.

My head is muzzy and I’ve got this general, overall twitchiness that’s unpleasant.  My body calls out for sleep and a Pizza Hut Pan Pizza…I know, but an exhausted body wants what an exhausted body wants.

Overall, though, I feel great about what I accomplished, because I got some good stuff down on paper.  And it’s given me a strange new energy to really move on the novel, which now stands at about 35,000 words…1/3 longer than it was just 22 hours ago and almost halfway done.

I’ll share more soon, but man, I gotta rest.  Thanks for coming along on this ride. And thanks again to Armand Rosamilia for the idea and the supportive tweets!



About John F.D. Taff

John F.D. Taff is a writer, published author, raconteur and wrangler of angry stoats. He has more than 80 short stories and 7 novels published. He lives in the great, unspoiled vastness of the Midwest. He has a tremendous wife named Debbie, three pugs, Sadie, Tovah and Muriel, and three great kids--Harry, Sam and Molly. View all posts by John F.D. Taff

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